You may be starting in a new role and looking at what steps are needed to get to management level. Perhaps you are in line for the next available promotion to management?
Wherever your management aspirations lie, there are always steps and tasks you can undertake to ensure you get to this most celebrated role with your integrity intact.
Something we’re often not told, but if you want to make it into management or be a leader someday in your future career, there’s no time like the present to start.
Behave with confidence and self-assurance while showing respect to everyone you meet, as soon as you start any job. Remember that age-old saying we were told continuously as kids, treat others how you wish to be treated; well this snippet of information goes without saying here.
During your first few weeks in a role, people will size you up and scrutinize everything about you. Give them a reason to like, trust and respect you from the very start. This makes it easier when that time comes for you to become their manager.
Encourage a Team Spirit and Expel the Them and Us culture
Though you may not yet be management, this is a great time to begin encouraging others to drop that awful them and us mindset and start promoting a balanced organization, where everyone works together for the benefit of the company.
Begin breaking down this barrier, and you will have less work to do on creating a level playing field when you do make it to management.
Strive to Be Decisive
No one likes those who cannot decide with confidence. Even if you do feel a little unsure, work to make sure your manner and emotions say otherwise.
All employees need a purpose in their working day, and if you falter at the decision-making stage or show no sign of purpose, you will instantly lose credibility as well as their support.